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Diversity in Immunobiology

 In early 2017, the Immunobiology Working Group on Diversity & Inclusion was formed to reflect on departmental culture, foster greater conscientiousness, and celebrate and increase diversity in the Immunobiology community. The faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students that make up this group work together to not only establish practices that increase diversity at all levels of the department, but also raise awareness of issues related to diversity and inclusion.

The primary goal of the Immunobiology Working Group on Diversity & Inclusion is to create a more inclusive, informed, and engaged community.

By disseminating knowledge of diversity-related issues throughout the department, all members of the department are treated with the utmost respect to create an exceptionally collegial environment. This collaborative environment fosters creativity and high-quality research.

Not only does the Group aim to establish a community in which all members are well-versed in topics of diversity and inclusion, but also to build practices that increase diversity at all levels in the department.

Therefore, the Group is dedicated to increasing the diversity of the student, postdoctoral, and faculty bodies by recommending changes to the department's recruitment and hiring practices.

The fostering of ideas of diversity and inclusion should not be limited to those in higher education and research but is important at all levels of the training pipeline. As such, the Group is actively involved in the promotion of initiatives in which members of the Immunobiology community are involved in high school and undergraduate outreach initiatives.

The Immunobiology Working Group on Diversity & Inclusion is excited to work with the department to nurture a highly accepting community. Through the Public Service Announcement Awareness Campaign to workshops and trainings to a collection of resources for incoming students and postdoctoral fellows for support and intervention in instances of harassment and discrimination, the Group is the main departmental resource for all aspects of increasing diversity and inclusivity. Additionally, the Group is working to create a system for more direct trainee involvement in student recruitment and more transparency and trainee input in faculty hiring such that trainees are involved in the establishment of a more diverse community in the Immunobiology department at Yale.

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Additional Resources at Yale University and the Yale School of Medicine

General Diversity & Inclusion Information

  1. Equity in the Job Search Resources for Increasing Diversity During the Hiring Processes
  2. Minority Organization for Retention and Expansion (MORE)
  3. University Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  4. University Office for Equal Opportunity Programs
  5. Yale Cancer Center Office of Diversity and Health Equity
  6. Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Office for Graduate Student Development & Diversity
  7. Yale University Office for Postdoctoral Affairs Diversity and Inclusion
  8. Yale Veterans Network

Cultural Centers and Affinity Groups

  1. Afro-American Cultural Center
  2. Asian American Cultural Center
  3. Asian Network at Yale
  4. La Casa Cultural (Latino Cultural Center)
  5. Native American Cultural Center
  6. Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)- Yale Chapter
  7. Yale Postdoctoral Association

LGBTQIA+ Affairs

  1. Office of LGBTQ Resources
  2. oSTEM at Yale University
  3. Queer People of Color Coalition
  4. School of Medicine Dean’s Advisory Council on LGBTQI+ Affairs
  5. Yale AIDS Memorial Project
  6. Yale University LGBTQ Affinity Group

Disability Affairs

  1. DiversAbility at Yale
  2. Resource Office on Disabilities

Women’s Groups

  1. Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM)
  2. Women in Science at Yale
  3. Working Women’s Network